While the main story mode of Grand Theft Auto 5 is quite engaging, it’s the game’s online component that really shines.
The multiplayer mode allows for a variety of different games and activities. The most lucrative of which is certainly money making. Gamblers will find many methods to fund their betting habits and even those who are not much of a gambler can make serious amounts of cash within seconds. We’ve put together a top 10 list of the best money making methods available in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online.
One of the simplest and most effective methods of making money in GTA 5 Online is to simply drop cash on the streets. Vendors, campers, and even pedestrians will happily accept cash as payment and when you’re in a car you drive off without the cash, it will simply vanish. You can pull over to the side of the road or even step out of the vehicle and give the person a quick flip through the hundreds. The person will get out their wallet, open it up, and you can be on your way.
This is one of the safest ways to make money and it doesn’t require any special equipment. Simply pick up some change on the streets and when you get into a situation where you want to make quick cash, drop it on the road. You can also throw a few 20s here and there and it will likely create a small crowd. It’s better to just drop a 100 than a 20 and while it might not seem like much, having a large sum of cash on hand will give you a distinct advantage on the streets.
Loot From Small Carjackings
We don’t usually recommend participating in criminal activity, but in this case it’s okay. Occasionally you’ll find yourself in a position where you have to take matters into your own hands and it’s during these moments that the benefits of being wealthy truly show themselves. Sometimes it isn’t easy to find an honest person to help you out, but if you’re in a high-crime area, you’ll often find folk who’ll be delighted to help you steal a car or two. If you’ve managed to acquire a reliable, gun-toting accomplice, you can make quick work of carjackings.
All you need is a little bit of planning and preparation. Before you engage in any criminal activity, you should arm yourself with as much information as possible. Learn the make and model of the cars you’re planning on stealing and find out what color they are. If you don’t have the time to do that, you can at least search for the color of the car you’re planning to steal online and find out what that particular shade is.
Vending Machine Loot
Another easy way to make money in GTA 5 Online is to simply buy and set up a vending machine and accept cash deposits from individuals who want to buy snacks, drinks, or other small items. Vending machines can be quite the profitable investment as you’ll easily be able to rent them out for several hours at a time and you can get paid even when there aren’t any snacks or drinks to sell. You can use the money you make to invest in better equipment for when you do have snacks and drinks to sell.
Bouncer Shield Profiteering
Bouncers are armed security guards who patrol the streets and look out for crime. When they spot an intruder or a criminal, they will often shout “bouncer shield” and draw their gun. When this happens, the other criminals within earshot will quickly take cover and try to keep out of sight of the armed guards.
You can take advantage of this situation by shouting “bouncer shield” yourself and drawing your weapon. When the guards draw their guns, you can take them out with one shot. This won’t bring down the security, but it will certainly give you the fright you need to make some quick money. Keep in mind that if the guards are in uniform and they’re ordering you to drop your weapon, you must obey them. They have the authority to shoot you even if you’re not posing a threat. Still, you can be certain that when they draw their guns, they mean business.
It would be a good idea to keep your hands visible at all times when dealing with the police or armed security guards and refrain from yelling out “bouncer shield”. This will help avoid any misunderstandings or incidents and as a result, make you look more like a law-abiding citizen than a would-be mugger. If you do get into trouble with the law, you can always say that you were doing this to raise awareness of drug abuse.
This is just a small fraction of the different ways you can make money in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online. You can even take on jobs from time to time, make deliveries, buy and sell cars, and so much more. The world is your oyster once you know how to make the most of it.